David S. Risner, M.D.

David S. Risner, M.D.


  • All-Laser LASIK Vision Correction
  • Cataract Surgery with Lifestyle Lenses
  • Family Vision Care
  • Treatment of Retinal Diseases
  • Macular Degeneration Management

David Risner, M.D. was raised in Indiana and trained in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Risner began his education at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, before returning home for medical school at the University of Indiana. He then headed south to complete his internship and residency and then joined the Heaton Eye Associates team.

Dr. Risner specializes in treating retinal diseases including the use of lasers and injectable drugs for the treatment of diabetes, macular degeneration, and retinal vascular disease. He has also participated in and authored numerous studies.

Dr. Risner, along with his wife and four children, are excited to be part of the Longview community and serve the vision needs of his East Texas neighbors.

Professional Credentials

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Gregg-Upshur County Medical Society


  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC – Undergraduate Degree
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN–M.D.
  • Baptist Health Systems, Birmingham, AL – Internship
  • Emory University, Department of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, GA – Residency
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